2.6 Completing the Installation

Once you have selected all your installation configuration options, click Begin Installation on the Installation Summary screen to start the installation. The Configuration screen is displayed. Figure 2.15 shows the options on this screen.


The screen contains a menu with two options for configuring users and a status bar that shows the progress of the installation. You can use the menu options while the installation is in progress. You must set the root password to finish the installation. Creating a user is optional, you can do it now or when the installation is complete. It is best to create a user, as you should not log in to the system as the root user.

If you want users to authenticate using a mechanism such as LDAP or Kerberos, you need to configure this when the installation is complete.

Setting the Root Password

Click Root Password to display the Root Password screen. Figure 2.16 shows the options on this screen.


Enter the root password in the Root Password and Confirm fields. The screen provides a visual indication about the strength of the password. Click Done to return to the Configuration screen. If you set a weak password, you have to click Done twice.

Creating a User

Click User Creation to display the Create User screen. Figure 2.17 shows the options on this screen.


Enter the details of the local user account you want to create. Again there is a visual indication about the strength of the password.

Select Make this user administrator if you want the user to be able to administer the system. Selecting this option adds the user to the wheel user group, which enables them to run administrative tools using the sudo command.

If you want more control over how the user is configured, for example to specify the user's home directory or user ID, click Advanced.

Once you have configured the user, click Done to return to the Configuration screen. If you set a weak password, you have to click Done twice.

Rebooting and Initial Setup

Once you have completed the user configuration, click Finish Configuration. When the packages are installed, click Reboot.

If you installed a base environment other than the Server with GUI environment, the system reboots as a non-graphical system and displays a login prompt. Once you log in, you can review the license agreement at /usr/share/oraclelinux-release/EULA.

If you installed the Server with GUI environment, the system reboots and the Initial Setup screen is displayed. Figure 2.18 shows the options on this screen.


You must select the License Information option and accept the license agreement. The User Creation option is only displayed if you did not create a user during installation. If you create a user here, the options for creating a user are the same as during the installation.

Click Finish Configuration, the Set Up Software Updates window is displayed, as shown in Figure 2.19.


If the system has an active network connection, you use the following screens to register your system with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), and to subscribe the system to software and Ksplice updates. Click Finish. The graphical login screen is displayed.